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<h2>Take a Ride on the Polar Express in Batesville</h2>

Take a Ride on the Polar Express in Batesville

For the first time ever, Batesville, M.S. will begin service to the North Pole onboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride starting Nov. 20, 2015. The magical story comes to life when the train departs Batesville for a one hour round-trip journey to the North Pole. 


Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the story as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride. Once onboard, cheerful, dancing elves serve passengers hot chocolate and cookies while they read along with the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole and then board the train, where each child is given the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell. Chefs aboard each car lead passengers in singing Christmas carols on the ride back to Batesville.  


In response to overwhelming demand for tickets to experience the inaugural season of THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in Batesville, M.S., Diamond and First Class tickets have been added and are now on sale.  Standard Class tickets also remain and are selling at a record-breaking pace for any first-year introduction of rail service to the North Pole.  


THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride operates on select dates through Dec. 27, 2015, with departure times at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Exact dates, fares and excursion times are available by visiting or calling 877-334-4783. Ticket prices range from $20 to $85 depending on class of service and date of travel. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride.


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